David Green, the UK Serious Fraud Office’s new director, says the Libor investigation will define his career – and it may also determine the future of the SFO itself
Fatca is the latest US regulation to impact the Asian finance sector – and despite its extensive reach not all players in the region are ready for its imposition
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